Session 10-19-08

We started our discussing the sad event from last week…

2 rds shadow boxing
1 rd floor bag
2 rds slipping the jab with or without a counter
1 rd freestyle footwork
2 rds partnered feed and follow footwork

I was sick this week and while i felt fine, I thought i would sit out the grappling and play coach just in case i was still carrying that nasty bug. If my training partners get sick, who will I train with next week?:)

So with me coaching..
1 rd grip work
3 rds sambo wrestling
Very defensive work this week, which might be a bit boring to watch but nothing wrong with that at all. What ground was taken was worked hard for by everyone.

For something a bit different, this week I broke out the entrenching tool and we worked through some of the basic defenses against a long blade and a bayonet thrust. For source material we are using several WWII era Soviet manuals plus a bunch of neat stuff that Ralph G. was nice enough to send me. I also recently scored a Russian lang dvd of shovel work that seems fairly well removed from the systema style of shovel work most commonly shown. Some of it is the same but it seems more based on the older manuals.

Living in the snowbelf here in Ohio, it just makes good sense to carry around a small shovel in the car. Why not let it serve double duty this year?


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